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The Quiraing, 2 pictures.

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Helander, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Helander

    Helander Well-Known Member

    A couple of mono conversions of The Quiraing on the Isle of Skye.
    The colour versions weren't much to look at, just too much green this time of year.
    All comments and crit welcome as always. Thanks for looking.

    Looking north.

    And south.
  2. luisport

    luisport Well-Known Member

    They are crackers! They make me realize that I have a long journey to go :)
  3. Bawbee

    Bawbee Well-Known Member

    For this location, I'd rather see the 'green' Scott - then again, mono's not my thing.
  4. Helander

    Helander Well-Known Member

    Thanks, everybody makes that journey but you should enjoy it first and foremost.

    I sort of agree and know what you mean but it really was an overpowering green fest, the light was poor too.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013
  5. lfc1892

    lfc1892 Well-Known Member

    nice shots, but I think I prefer some of your slightly softer work. This is a little strong for me for the context, but it's purely subjective. You must get through some serious walking...
  6. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    I think I prefer the view North with the way you've processed this although both are crackers.

    The more I look south I can't help but feel that tree could play a bigger part in the shot, maybe at a different time of year though?.

    I need to get back to Skye last time I was there I wasn't into photography :( your shots are inspiration enough to make the journey again.
  7. Helander

    Helander Well-Known Member

    Cheers Scott. That bloody tree!
    Sat for ages waiting for the dappled sunlight to hit that bloody tree. It never happened and had other places to be.
    You must go back to Skye. The midgeys and tourist were hellish so I think I'll make a return in the early Autumn and then Spring. It's just too green for me this time of year which is far too bloody cheery.
  8. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Aye, I enjoyed it when I went......by bike and in failing light! :D Agree with Bob that I like to see it green though as the grassy slopes there are about as steep as I've encountered. (the bit down from the needle to the amphitheatre sticks in my memory for that reason)
  9. southonline

    southonline Well-Known Member


    I've never seen the "green" version but I love what you've done with these - very nice and I would be looking for a nice frame to print them
  10. MEKent

    MEKent Well-Known Member

    More interest in the North, but for me the South just looks more comfortable - having something on the right hand side (although I've no idea why!).

    Wonderful images, well captured and processed.

  11. Parsen66

    Parsen66 Well-Known Member

    It's a tricky choice. I like them both, a lot. Fabulous sky's in both images.

    I'd proudly hang them both on my wall.
  12. Vivid Blue

    Vivid Blue Well-Known Member

    Really do like these. I prefer the first as I think the rock in the middle helps lead the eye in. Great moody atmosphere in both
  13. Jefffers

    Jefffers Well-Known Member

    Two dramatic, rich monochromes - very nice. Many years since I was up there- is the Old Man of Storr part of this range? I seem to remember posing in a manly fashion by a detached pillar of rock.

  14. Helander

    Helander Well-Known Member

    Thanks folks for your kind comments and crit.

    yeah Jeffers, Storr is part of this range. If you look at the southern view Storr will be away in the distance centre of image. Its not visible in this picture but it's there or there abouts.
  15. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Like em both and I bet they look even better bigger...

    Worth :cool::cool::cool:
  16. Yebisu

    Yebisu Well-Known Member

    Both are great. First just edges it for me though.
  17. Atirez

    Atirez Member

    Even at this small size they look and feel vast and endless. Great captures!
  18. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    Very striking atmospheric images - great stuff as usual :D
  19. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    (Touch of the Dan Maskells): "Oh, I say!"


    [Well that's the next LPoTY put well out of my court. :(]
  20. Clodhopper

    Clodhopper Well-Known Member

    Excellent mono conversion, suits the moody sky. I like them both, couldn't choose between the two!

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